It is pretty uncommon for a home not to have concrete somewhere on the property. Concrete is used for flooring, patios and sidewalks, foundations, basements, retaining walls, and the list goes on from there. An invaluable material, you want to be sure to keep yours in top-notch shape.
To help you out a bit, we’ve created a new category in our CalFinder Home Improvement Library. Concrete is relatively low maintenance, but occasionally does require repair. We’ve researched various methods for cleaning concrete, such as pressure washing, abrasive blasting, flame cleaning, water blasting, chemical cleaning, and mechanical cleaning. Additionally, we touch briefly on how to maintain its structural integrity by repairing cracks and installing reinforcements. If you want to dress it up a bit, there are a few tips for staining and sealing as well.
If you haven’t yet discovered it, the CalFinder Library is stocked full of helpful articles highlighting various products, materials, and techniques. Check it out sometime. Home renovation projects require a lot of planning and the more ideas and tips the better. I remodeled my own home before beginning to work for CalFinder, and since I began researching the many different products and materials out there, I have a whole new wealth of ideas to apply to my home. It surprises me how many intriguing ideas and products are out there that I never realized. Hopefully, you can save yourself some research with a quick stop at our library, and incorporate some of these fascinating ideas into your renovation projects.